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Creative Writing Minor

Creative Writing Minor

The Creative Writing minor invites students outside the English major who are interested in writing poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction to study the reading and writing of those literary genres with a faculty of distinguished writers, and to participate in UMass Lowell’s vibrant community of writers. The flexible curriculum means that students may enroll in two or more English classes of their choice outside of the Creative Writing concentration—courses in Literature, Theatre, or Journalism and Professional Writing. The required upper-level Creative Writing courses will provide students with an outlet for artistry and imagination, and rigorous instruction in essential writing skills—precision, clarity, and vibrancy—that will serve them well in any future career or pursuit of an advanced degree.

A minor in Creative Writing consists of 18-24 credits. College Writing 1 and 2 do not count towards the minor.

Required Courses

  • ENGL.2380 / ENGL.2381 Introduction to Creative Writing1
  • Three Creative Writing electives at the 3000-4000 level
  • Any two English courses

1Prerequisite for 3000-4000 level Creative Writing electives

Creative Writing Electives (3000-4000 level)

For more information, contact the English Department.